Kawasaki & Monster Energy Team Up

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. is pleased to announce a significant
motorcycle racing partnership with Monster Beverage Company. Over the
past two years, Team Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki has scored
five AMA Lites class titles, earning industry-wide respect for the
Monster Energy branded energy drink producers. This new sponsorship
agreement will give Kawasaki’s professional motocross, off-road, road
race and Team Green(TM) amateur motocross programs additional resources in
their ongoing quest for excellence. The agreement also provides Monster
Energy the opportunity to expand their racing influence into several
new championship series, in addition to continuing their successful
partnership with the Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team.



“It is obvious that Monster Energy’s management is passionate about
motorcycle racing. We look at them as an engaged partner who really
understands our racing progra.” commented Bruce Stjernstrom, Director
of Marketing for Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., adding: “Their customer
demographics are a match for our target audience and it’s been a great
fit for our Pro Circuit motocross team in AMA Supercross/Motocross.”



Kawasaki Racing Team’s supercross/motocross manager, Mike Fisher, says
“The partnership with Monster Energy will help expose Kawasaki’s
motocross team to a wider audience. Monster’s proven ability to attract
a younger crowd places the team in front of the next generation of
motorsports enthusiasts and that’s a good thing.” Only half-joking,
Fisher went on to add: “The team has a proven ability to consume
massive quantities of energy drink, so we can’t wait to get that next
pallet of Monster.”



This partnership marks the beginning of a new era for Kawasaki’s
roadracing team. The new Monster Energy relationship, an all-new Ninja®
ZX-6R racebike and the addition of reigning AMA Supersport and
Superstock champion Jamie Hacking alongside ultra-quick teammate Roger
Hayden, gives team manager Mike Preston even more reasons to be
optimistic for their prospects in 2007. Preston is excited about the
new partnership, saying: “Energy drinks are the happening thing and
Monster’s support will help raise the visibility of our entire program.”



In addition to sponsoring all of Kawasaki’s professional motocross and
roadracing teams, Monster Energy will also be stepping-up as the title
sponsor for Kawasaki’s grass roots Team Green motocross program. Over
the past 25 years, Team Green has helped guide rising stars such as
Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart and Ryan Villopoto into the national
spotlight.



The President of Monster Beverage Company, Mark Hall, is enthusiastic
about their expanded partnership with Kawasaki, saying: “This is a
relationship that has been evolving over the past several years. From
our association with the Pro Circuit/Kawasaki Team to our co-branded
retail promotions, a full partnership was inevitable. Besides, both
companies share an affinity for the color Green.”



Monster Energy was launched in 2002 and in just three short years
became the number two brand in the exploding energy drink category.
Monster Energy provides consumers seeking a boost of energy to fuel
their active lifestyles with a proprietary blend of vitamins, herbs and
amino acids that pack a vicious punch with a smooth flavor that’s easy
to pound down.



Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) markets and distributes Kawasaki
motorcycles, ATVs, personal watercraft and utility vehicles through a
network of more than 1,500 independent retailers, with an additional
7,700 retailers specializing in power products and general purpose
engines. KMC and its affiliates employ nearly 2,400 people in the
United States, with 400 of them located at the Irvine, California
headquarters.

Vancouver, Canada Supercross Results

Vancouver, Canada Supercross Results

BC Place




The ‘big three’ were ‘the show’ once again: Chad Reed, Ricky
Carmichael, and James Stewart. They are the very best supercross riders
in the world.



Tonight, it was Ricky Carmichael coming out on top. Carmichael passed
Stewart for the lead positing with about five laps to go, holding it
until the checkered flag. Second went to James Stewart. Stewart led
most of the race, even though his body is a bit banged up from last
weekend’s event in Toronto. Last week’s winner Chad Reed was third.





The new season starts January 6th in Anaheim California. We’ll have new
features coming online between now and then, highlighting 2007.





Supercross Main Event results (20 laps)



Ricky Carmichael – SUZ

James Stewart – KAW

Chad Reed – YAM

David Vuillemin – HON

Tim Ferry – KAW

Nate Ramsey – YAM

Travis Preston – HON

Jeff Gibson –

Nick Wey – HON

Jason Thomas





Supercross Lites (250 class) Main Event results (15 laps)



Ryan Sipes – HON

Ryan Dungey – SUZ

Zack Osborne – KTM

Martin Davalos – KTM

Kyle Beaton – YAM





File photos by Steve Bruhn.







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Marty Moates – First American winner of the US 500 Grand Prix of MX – 2006

Marty Moates – First American winner of the US 500 Grand Prix of MX – 2006

Suddenly, sadly, tragically, Marty Moates took his own life Thursday, December 7th.



Marty was a man of many talents, and well-liked by all in the industry.
He was the first American to ever win the famous ‘Carlsbad Grand Prix’
in 1980, the annual gathering of the best from Europe and America for
the 500 World Motocross Championship on American soil.



Later on, Marty was involved in the clothing giant No Fear, which he helped guide to the position it holds today.



In a 2001 interview, Marty said “I’m proud to have done what I did and
got where I did in motocross. I think most of those things happened
because I was honest in all my relationships. And that philosophy has
helped me today in business with No Fear and Spy. And I’m really happy
to be involved with all these guys that are sitting at the table here
next to me (Marty Smith, Broc Glover, Marty Tripes, Jim Pomeroy, and
others.)”







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Ivan Tedesco injury update from Suzuki

Team Makita Suzuki Racing’s Ivan Tedesco Hopes to Overcome Three Broken Bones Before Anaheim SX





Courtesy American Suzuki





BREA, Calif., American Suzuki Motor Corp. (ASMC) announced today that
Team Makita Suzuki Racing’s Ivan Tedesco suffered three broken bones in
his left hand after competitor James Stewart landed on him during
practice at round one of the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP at the
Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada, on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006.



Tedesco underwent an X-Ray on Monday with his personal physician after
returning to the United States. Doctors said that in spite of the
severity of the injury, nothing is displaced and the bones should heal
naturally in approximately four weeks. Currently, surgery is not an
option due to extreme swelling and abrasions that could result in
infection.



“I’m so disappointed,” said Tedesco. “We’ve put so much time and work
into getting ready for the Supercross season, just to have it taken
away in the first practice session by a careless move. But what’s done
is done, and now I just hope I’ll be ready for Anaheim I in January.
The championship is what’s important and I don’t want to miss any races
if I can help it. Even if I’m not 100 percent, I’d still like to try to
race so I can get as many points as I can.”



Added Makita Suzuki Team Manager Roger DeCoster: “It’s too early to
really speculate on exactly when Ivan will be able to race. The doctors
are going to wait until the swelling goes down and cast it and then
he’ll need several weeks to recover. We just need to give it some time.”



Tedesco, 25, won consecutive AMA Supercross Lites-class West Supercross
Championships in 2004 and 2005. He also captured the prestigious AMA
Motocross Lites-class Motocross Championship in 2005 and then finished
fourth overall last year in his rookie Supercross-class season.

Toronto, Canada Supercross Results

Toronto, Canada Supercross Results

Rogers Centre (Formerly SkyDome)




Before the race, in practice, Ivan Tedesco and James Stewart tangled –
and Ivan came out on the worse end – he most likely has a broken bone
in his hand.



The ‘big three’ were ‘the show’ – Chad Reed, Ricky Carmichael, and James Stewart.



Chad Reed, riding in his first race for the L & M Yamaha team won
the 20 lap main event. Ricky Carmichael, even after falling early in
the race, came from back in the pack to finish second. And third place
tonight was James Stewart.





Supercross Main Event results (20 laps)



Chad Reed – YAM

Ricky Carmichael – SUZ

James Stewart – KAW

Tim Ferry – KAW

David Vuillemin – HON

Nick Wey – HON

Ryan Clark – HON

Paul Carpenter –

Heath Voss – HON

Jeff Gibson –





Supercross Lites (250 class) Main Event results (15 laps)



Martin Davalos – KTM

Broc Tickle – YAM

Zack Osborne – KTM

Mike Willard – KTM

Troy Adams – SUZ





File photos of Chad Reed and Martin Davalos by Frank Hoppen.







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